It’s that time of year again, February Half Term is creeping up on us. So here we are today, ready to share our list of the top activities we’ve spotted happening across London.
Imagine Children’s Festival
At the Southbank Centre. The Imagine Children’s festival is an arts and culture festival that offers “12 jam-packed days of fun. Dive into the best children’s theatre, literature and music, with plenty of workshops and free events for everyone. Draw, write, read, play, sing, dance and create with us. With over 50% of the programme free and loads to do for ages 0 – 12, we have your half term sorted”. There really is something for everyone. Running from 13th – 24th feb. Find out more here. (There’s even a talk from David McKee who wrote classics like Elmer & Mr Benn).
Puddle Jumping Championships
At the Wetlands Centre Barnes. “See who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump. You will also be judged on your enthusiasm and jumping style. Daily winners will be announced throughout the half term and lucky ‘super-splashers’ will receive fantastic prizes”! Who doesn’t love jumping in puddles? Grab your wellies and waterproofs.. and head down to the Wetlands Centre between 12th-24th Feb. Find out more here.
At Kew Gardens. We always love a trip to Kew Gardens especially as Spring begins to blossom. The Orchid Festival is perfect to get you into that Spring mood. It promises to be a spectacular display of colour. The Orchid festival runs from Feb 9th 2019- March 10th. Find out more here. Half term events runs from 18th – 24th Feb, 10.30am-4pm. Free with admission.
Little House of Science Workshops
Various locations across London.“Classes for Curious minds – A place for children to learn, experiment, explore and play”. If you’re looking for something a little bit different this Half Term, these workshops might be just the thing.For children 4 – 12 years. The Holiday Science clubs are running from 18th – 22nd Feb. Find out more here.
Prince Charming At Little Angel Theatre, Islington. “Fine today … can’t get out of bed tomorrow. That was three months ago. I’ve been in these pants ever since. It’s a lot of pressure being Prince Charming. There’s all those dragons to fight and kingdoms to save, not to mention being charming all the time. It’s enough to make anyone a little worried. Holed up in his bed, Prince Charming is making a list of his worries – from being struck by lightning or getting stuck in quicksand to the problem of his unfortunate name. Somebody needs to come to our Prince’s rescue. This new musical is funny, endearing and suitable for anyone who’s ever felt a bit anxious”. Running from Fri 8 February – Sun 7 April, this show is aimed at ages 6 – 11. Find out more here.
At The Unicorn Theatre. Running from 26th Jan – 10th March. For children aged 8-12. “Where the water ends and the sky begins, that’s where I’ll fly” – With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Find out more here.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
At the Puppet Barge Theatre, Little Venice. From 9th Feb – 24th March. “These two famous mouse cousins take it in turns to visit one another, and each mouse ends up much the wiser as a result of their exciting adventures”. Find out more here.
Alice in Wonderland
At the Leicester Square Theatre, 19th & 20th Feb. “A fantastical new ballet for the whole family”! Suitable for children aged 2-11 years old. Find out more here.
Cirque Eloize – Hotel
At the Peacock theatre from 20th Feb – 9th March. Let acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance of only the greatest hotels. Cross the lobby doors and discover the grandiose and poetic universe of Hotel; Cirque Éloize’ new creation celebrating its 25th anniversary. The show is bound to take your breath away. Find out more here.
The Wind in the Willows
At the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon. “When Mole abandons spring cleaning for the delights of the riverbank, he has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. With Toad’s obsession for all things fast causing chaos (poop, poop!), it falls upon his friends Ratty, Mole and wise old Badger to save him. But that means coming face to face with the ferrets and weasels of the Wild Wood… In this delightful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery, this winter warmer will take you on a journey through the seasons. A wonderfully funny tale brought to life with music, songs and the usual Polka magic”!
Until 17th feb. For children aged 5+. Find out more here.
In the Winter Wood
At the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon. “Come and snuggle down in our Adventure Theatre for tales full of bravery and friendship. In the Winter Wood is a newly devised, interactive story inspired by winter stories from around the world, created by storyteller Jan Blake.When Pig and Goat discover they’re being fattened up for a winter feast, they decide to run away to find a little house in the winter woods, where they can live happily together. Along their journey they meet Goose, Hare and Cockerel, who offer their special skills to help build their new home”. – Doesn’t it sound lovely? Running until 17th feb. This show is for children aged 3-6. Find out more here.
What are your plans for the Half Term holiday?